Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Scott's new National Trust sheds at Chelsea

It's not just the main show gardens which feature sheds and garden offices. Scotts of Thrapston are displaying their new range of summerhouses produced in collaboration with the National Trust at the show this year. There are two models, neither with insulation as standard though this is an add-on option:

* The Writer's Retreat, inspired by George Bernard Shaw’s rotating garden shed near St Albans. Scott's describe the building's styling as "shabby romantic" and it comes with a Chalk Blue finsh, pressure treated, redwood boarding, and (nice touch this) an upholstered, full-width day bed. There's also a foldable desk and galvanised corrugated metal roof. Best of all, it can be fitted with a rotating base as was Shaw’s writing hut.

* The Reading Room, inspired by the tool shed at the bottom of Virginia Woolf’s garden is a similar size but made from oak and has a drop-down day bed, writing table and book shelves and period ironmongery to create a garden retreat of rare appeal.


  1. I love the The Reading Room.. some great new takes on an old favourite in the shed design world.

  2. Yes, it's a nice design and I can see the Shavian inspiration. Several people have already said to me they'd be interested in it because of the rotating element which is marvellous.